Freight Rail: Designed to Drive a Nation Since the earliest Model T rolled off the assembly line, railroads have played a crucial role in America’s auto industry. Today, the size and scope of the U.S. auto industry would surpass Henry Ford’s wildest dreams, thanks in large part to freight railroads who spend millions of dollars annually to efficiently connect North American automakers with their suppliers and customers like you. Part of the Solution Long before
Welcome to Precision Gage & Tool Co.
Since its beginnings in 1929, Precision Gage & Tool Co. has maintained a leadership role in the manufacture of high-accuracy fineness of grind gages and film applicators for the worldwide ink and paint industries. Over the years, PG&T has added to its capability with a line of specialized gaging equipment for railroads, and a wide variety of custom gages and fixtures for a broad range of industrial applications. In 1998, PG&T acquired the complete line of world-renowned Sheffield gages, including Precisionaire®, Micronaire® and related air gage tooling and accessories. In addition, PG&T has added the P-400 Metrology Interface to it’s line of air gaging products.
Gage vs. Gauge?
First off, for our purposes a gage is a measurement device. Most often the spelling g-a-g-e has been used in the USA while g-a-u-g-e is used in other countries. In 1929 Precision Gage & Tool Co. was founded in Dayton, Ohio in the USA and the decision was made for us. So through most of the documents on our site you will see the spelling gage rather than gauge.
Industry News & Events
How Intermodal Reinvented Freight Rail After the nation’s first railroad was chartered in 1827, the freight rail industry quickly became the preferred heavy hauler. From grain to coal to steel — freight rail moved the goods needed to power America’s Industrial Revolution. However, by the 1970s, heavy-handed regulation had pushed the industry toward collapse, making it ill-prepared to meet the challenges of a burgeoning global economy. Things began to turn around, however, beginning in 1980.